Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stay At Home Mom

I have made the decision to become a stay at home mom, and I'm thrilled! On August 13 I will be done with my current job, a bittersweet thing, but the right thing to do.

With this new title will come new challenges (mainly fiscal) but I'm embracing the challenges that lie ahead, knowing that I am doing the best thing for Neena and myself.

I know some people have been anxiously awaiting my return to the blogging world and I figured what better time to make the return than now. I look forward to writing about my life as a full-time mother (and part-time graduate student).

Being a stay at home mom will truly challenge me to make better decisions when it comes to spending money, therefore making this whole locally living thing even more important. Cooking at home and not going out to eat will be the norm, wearing old clothes and shopping at consignment stores will be a must, and getting rid of cable television and fancy cell phone plans will minimize monthly costs. I must admit that I know there will be days in which I feel deprived (sad but true), but I will get through those days only to realize I don't need a lot of those things.

So, here's to a new and exciting chapter in my life!


Chipper Jules said...

So excited for you! It was scary for us as well - but I'm learning to live simply, more frugally, and enjoying it all more! You know I do work very part time - but nothing like I did before. I hope it is as rewarding for you as it has been for us.

Amanda said...

Sometimes the best decisions are the toughest decisions to make. Here's to a new chapter in your life!

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